6 months Plans to slash Special Olympics draw flak Manilatimes |Sports
WASHINGTON: The amount is just a drop in the ocean of US federal money, but the Trump administration’s proposal to eliminate $18 million in funding for the Special Olympics drew furious and extended backlash Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) from critics. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was grilled by lawmakers over a proposed 10-percent reduction — $7 billion — in the government’s 2020 overall education budget, with Democrats slamming the cuts to Special Olympics as particularly callous. “We had to make some difficult decisions with this budget,” DeVos told a House appropriations subcommittee hearing on Tuesday. “Let me just say that I ... more